Thursday, August 19, 2010

3 Questions That Will Transform Your Eating Habits


NBC 10! Show nutrition contributor and Fusionite Ali Shapiro. Her popular “Calling a Truce With Food” program is back starting September 13 and running for five Monday’s, ending October 11  at Eviama Spa in Rittenhouse Square. From 6-7:15 p.m., join others who want to transform their relationship with food to balance your body, free your mind from food obsession and dissolve the blocks that keep you stuck with less-than ideal eating habits - and clothing sizes.

For more information and to enroll, Sign-up Here (deadline is September 3): (Enter coupon code Fusion and save 10%)

I heroically and finally stopped dieting and lost weight 4 years ago. I would have thought it was from supernatural powers but I had a lot of science and psychology to provide the answers to questions I spent more than a decade and a half exploring. And when I told my dieting friends or other groups of women who were bonding over their latest dieting attempts this secret weapon, they looked at me blankly, like my ophthalmologist did back in ’83.

But there were people who listened. And I will forever be grateful to those people who happened to be my first clients as I brought these food, lifestyle and emotional ideas into my health coaching practice. And now, with the dieting connoisseur Oprah giving up dieting, it seems everyone is re-thinking this DIEt thing.

Enter September. The time for this exact re-thinking and examining. After six months of going and doing, it’s time to turn inward. In Chinese medicine, the fall corresponds with the lungs, the organ that upon exhalation, gives us the power to let go.

What if you ....

  1. Let go of dieting?

  2. Questioned how you know what you know, about nutrition?

  3. Started listening to your body - seeing your cravings, exhaustion and bloating as a dialogue? And this led to you - intuitively knowing what foods your body needed?
This is the food (for thought) that makes the most sense for September. Sure, get to the farmers market and scoop up the harvest. Eat more root vegetables like squash, carrots and onions to help ground yourself this season. Start eating more cooked foods to help you stay warm as the weather cools. But most important, reflect on your entire nutrition mindset.

When you get clear on these answers, you won’t need other people’s opinions to prove your power. You’ll see it in your diminishing jean size, improved mood and energy and, most importantly, lighter spirit. 

To make the Fusion-equivalent of change in your eating habits, chew on these questions. With the momentum of fall, it’s time to let go of letting someone else give you a diet plan and being the expert on your body. No one has those kinds of super powers. 

Whip up the seasonal recipe below, pull up a pad of paper and start getting real.

Creamy Veggie Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 large onion, diced                                    
1/8 cup coconut oil
2 medium carrots, sliced                       
2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 cups broccoli                                    
1 quart of vegetable broth
1 sweet potato                                                
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. sea salt                                                
1 cup almond milk

Directions:
- Sauté onion in coconut oil until transparent.
- Add carrots, zucchini, and broccoli.
- Sauté for five minutes until crisp-tender.
- Add broth potato, ground cumin, and salt.
- Stir in almond milk, heat through.

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